Gregory Cruess, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Pastoral Ministry

About Dr. Cruess 

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Dr. Greg Cruess

Dr. Gregory M. Cruess obtained his Ph.D. in Theology from the Univeristy of Notre Dame, a Master of Theological Studies from Boston College and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. He has been actively involved in parish ministry since 2013 where he began as an Adult Faith Formation Catechist (RCIA) at St. Joseph's Parish in South Bend, IN. 

 Research Interests

  • Catechetical Theology and Evangelization
  • Christology/Soteriology
  • U.S. Latino Theology and Catechesis
  • Patristic Theology,
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Origen of Alexandria
  • The Medieval Reception of Patristic Theology
  • Ressourcement in 20th Century Catholic Thought
  • The Theology of Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger
  • Marian Theology/Mariology

Academic Appointments & Professional Experience

University of Dallas

Instructor, Neuhoff School of Ministry

University of Notre Dame

Instructor, Theology Department

Holy Cross College

Instructor, Religious Studies

Publications & Presentations

  • Three Pseudo-Bernardine Works, Edited by Ann Astell and Joseph Wawrykow. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. [As Member of the Catena Scholarium translating team at the University of Notre Dame.]
  • Aelred of Rievaulx, The Liturgical Sermons: The Durham and Lincoln Collections, Sermons 47-83 Translated by Kathryn Krug, Lewis White, and the Catena Scholarium. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. [As Member of the Catena Scholarium translating team at the University of Notre Dame.
  • “An Inculturated Introduction: Reintroducing Christianity in the Context of U.S. Hispanic Catholicism." [Accepted for presentation at “Ratzinger's Introduction to Christianity at 50” conference, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, November 4–6, 2018
  • “Preaching the Fourfold Gospel: Augustine's Exegetical Method in the Sermones ad populum.” Presented at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society, Chicago, IL, May 25, 2018
  • “Augustine's Influence on the Developing Theology of the Gifts and Beatitudes: A Medieval Reception History." Presented at the Pinckaers Symposium, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, May 7, 2018 
  • “‘De humilitate Christi loquor’: Augustine’s Preaching on the Union of Natures in his In Iohannis Evangelium Tractatus.” Presented at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society, Chicago, IL, May 27, 2017.
  • “Augustine and Aquinas on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.” Presented at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 13, 2017 

 

Curriculum Vitae

News

Second Gupta Cyber Professor in Six Months Awarded Patent

Ismail Guneydas, an adjunct instructor in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Cybersecurity program, has recently been awarded a U.S. patent -- the second U.S. patent received by a Cybersecurity faculty member in UD's Cybersecurity program in a 6-month period.

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Economics Professor Leads Academic-Community Partnership

Last fall, Crossroads Community Services received the BUILD Health Challenge award to advance affordable nutrition and health services in low-income communities. Along with several Dallas-area health care services, the University of Dallas has supported this project, with Associate Professor of Economics Tammy Leonard, Ph.D., at the movement's helm.

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Louise Cowan Discusses Meditative Power of Memorization

"Recitation takes on the lineaments of meditation and activates powers of the soul which otherwise would remain dormant," said University Professor Louise Cowan, Ph.D., in an address given to the newest members of UD's chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts honor society in spring 2013.

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